Lovers Leap , a brand new partnership of musicians Shelby Means (Sally & George, formerly of Della Mae), Mary Lucey (Biscuit Burners), Joel Timmons (Sally & George, Sol Driven Train), and Billy Cardine (Acoustic Syndicate, Biscuit Burners), have announced their debut EP, Lovers Leap.
Set to be released April 19, 2019, the eponymous collection of songs is a healthy mix of all four member’s backgrounds; beautiful, tight three-part harmony, dobro acrobatics, easy groove, & galloping bluegrass. Over the course of a year, Lovers Leap was recorded one or two days at a time, dancing around band members’ hectic schedules, in both touring & everyday life. When possible, the group would retreat to Cardine & Lucey’s home studio in Pisgah National Forest. At the end of a steep gravel road, the group had no choice but to let their surroundings seep into the project. Long walks, tending to beehives, and digging holes for fruit trees broke up routine & refreshed spirits in between song takes, & the songs shine in the laid-back, tranquil nature of the recordings. Larry Groce (NPR's Mountain Stage): "This is a new band of talented (not so) old pros. When I saw that members of Uncle Earl, Della Mae, The Biscuit Burners and Acoustic Syndicate had gotten together, I wanted to hear the results. They didn't disappoint. Their bluegrass and old time roots show through the beautiful harmonies, impressive musicianship and deep rooted original songs. Go see them now while you can still get a ticket."